|My father Jack Wolff served with 70 Squadron in the Middle East from July 1942 through to November 1942 as a front gunner.
My father passed away in 2001 and apart from the odd comment never spoke of his time with 70 Squadron.
After returning to the UK he was with AAS at Manby, 10 OTU at Abingdon and CGS Catfoss before joining 223 Squadron having qualified as a Gunnery Leader for a further tour of operations.
I have not requested his service records yet, but from his log book I have identified his progression through the RAF, or should I say RAFVR, prior to joining 70 Squadron:
No 1 AONS (Air Observer Navigation School) RAF Prestwick October 1940 to January 1941
No 2 Signals School RAF Yatesbury, October 1941 to February 1942
No 8 AGS (Air Gunnery School), RAF Evanton, March 1942 to April 1942
21 OTU (Operational Training Unit), RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, April 1942 to June 1942
The last entry for 21 OTU was for taking part in active operations as part of the third 1000 bomber raid over Germany that went to Bremen on the night of 25 June 1942.
summary of log book entries